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- Slowly, as he ploughed and floundered through the snow,
floundered = moved awkwardly on unsure footing
- Suddenly it broke through, floundered to one side, and got away to firmer footing.
- He wetted himself half-way to the knees before he floundered out to the firm crust.
There are no more uses of "flounder" in To Build a Fire.
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